Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won’t find outhouse races on snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the Southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. The Outhouse Races have been named a "Top 20" event in the Southeast for February by Southeast Tourism Society. Join in on the fun and create your own outhouse. Homemade outhouses can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic, or any other homemade items. There are three people to a team and outhouses are secured on a set of skis, which can be provided to you by the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. These skis are pushed by two team members, while one team member "sits" inside. Get in on the fun or watch as they fly by, but come out for this awesome event.